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The Wire's final season comes to DVD

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 2nd 2008 5:32PM

The Wire - Season 5 DVDRight on the heels of The Wire 's brilliant series finale, HBO and Warner Home Video have announced the release of the fifth and final season on DVD. According to TV Shows on DVD, the set will be released on August 12th. Set to cost $59.99 (you know it'll be cheaper at Amazon), the four disc compilation will also include the two mini-docs that accompanied this season: Odyssey and The Last Word. As with past Wire DVD sets, there will also be a handful of audio commentaries.

That's really all there is to it. Past DVD sets for this show have always been lacking in the bonus features department, but I have to say that I'm surprised there's no mention of the superb prequels that were made before this season premiered. Also missing? The announcement of any sort of "complete" DVD set. Despite the fact that I own seasons 1 through 4 already, I'd still be willing to buy a complete series set with the hope that it would include at least a few additional extras.

It should also be noted that the box art shown at right is only temporary. However, it seems to correspond with the promotional art for season five, so I'd be surprised if it actually changed at all.

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charlie in florida

why does HBO suck so much?
The Wire has it's finale. Three weeks later it's pulled from HBO on-demand. When I called to ask when it will be back on on-demand - no answer. Not even a guess.

Of course, they're showing the Sopranos for the 847th time, but the Wire? Sorry, it's gone.

May 02 2008 at 9:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey WIRE fans: I am a film-maker who made a Wire Homage / Parody.

Check it out:


Thanks - Pete

April 17 2008 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think there will be a box set based on the fact that the Wire bandwagon had to be upsized to a couple double decker buses this season.

If it ended after season 3..they may have just left it to be.

looking forward to the blu-ray version of the box set. but do hope they will add more to it.

April 03 2008 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I must have a series box set! Ive been waiting to get the whopper box set similiar to the one for Six Feet Under....

April 03 2008 at 12:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No need to guess -- it *is* cheaper at amazon, especially if you buy early.


Just pre-ordered mine for $41.99

April 02 2008 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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